The so-called hallucinogenic drugs, many of which are widely used today, all seem to have in common the power to induce visual or other hallucinations and to divorce the subject from reality. The hallucinogens have a long history. Virtually all of them are derived from plants. Ancient man knew many of these plants, and, because of their effects, ascribed magical or mystical relevance to them, using them as sacraments in religious rites. In more recent time the hallucinogens have been used by individuals who believe that they promote spiritual growth, enhance perception, stimulate personal development, and open reality.
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